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Maryland joining legal fray over VW emissions violations

State environmental officials announced Monday that Maryland is joining other states in seeking potentially stiff penalties and repairs from Volkswagen for rigging its vehicles' software to hide how much smog-forming pollution they were spewing into the air.

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Ray Lewis launches clean energy non-profit

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Monday he is leading a new clean energy non-profit organization that aims to expand access to renewable energy in low-income communities.

The non-profit, Power52, aims to build clean energy projects in low-income areas of Baltimore and produce energy that can be used by people living in them.

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Rising sea levels pose threat to Fort McHenry, inspector general reports

Dozens of national parks — including Fort McHenry in Baltimore — are threatened by rising sea levels, the Department of Interior's inspector general reports, presenting officials with "a major management and performance challenge" over the next century.

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Rawlings-Blake to travel to Paris for U.N. conference on climate change

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, plans to travel to Paris next week to attend the United Nations' climate change conference.

Rawlings-Blake will lead a delegation of America's mayors to "lend American support to the global agreement," according to city documents.

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Baby loggerhead turtle moves in at the National Aquarium

The National Aquarium's newest resident fits in the palm of your hand.

A baby loggerhead turtle has fresh digs at the "Coastal Beach" exhibition, the aquarium announced today. The turtle is part of the National Aquarium's Loggerhead Program, which rescues and rehabilitates imperiled hatchlings, according a press release.

The turtle will be on view for a year before being released into the wild.

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Howard executive proposes phase-out of stormwater fee

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman plans to introduce legislation to roll back the county’s stormwater fee.

Kittleman announced Tuesday that he’s partnering with County Councilman Greg Fox on a bill that would phase out the controversial fee, dubbed a rain tax by critics, over two years. Stormwater projects would be paid for by money from the county’s general fund instead.

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